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Local bloke: Jacob Ohlson

By James Hutton on January 3, 2017 in People

Photo: Grant Brooks

Photo: Grant Brooks

Jacob Ohlson is the owner of Cryo. He has lives in Darlinghurst for the past four years. Jacob shares his local favourites with The Beast…

How long have you lived here? Four years.

Best thing about the Eastern Suburbs? Everything you need is either a walk or push bike ride away.

Worst thing about the Eastern Suburbs? You tend to forget there is a world outside of the Eastern Suburbs and hate travelling out of it!

What’s your favourite beach? Bondi Beach. I love the Bondi Hipsters even more, taking the piss out of the whole beachside resident sub-culture.

What’s your favourite eatery? Malabar Indian in Darlinghurst. Great South Indian food with vegan options for my meat challenged friends. The décor is great with the wallpaper made up from old Raj period black-and-white photos.

Where do you like to have a drink? Eau De Vie at The Kirketon Hotel for the 1920s influenced décor, craft cocktails and great food. Half the tables are held for walk-ins and locals like us.

Do you have a favourite sporting team? Cryo are sponsors of www.teamsydney.org.au. We decided to sponsor them as they focus on promoting sport, fitness and healthy lifestyles among Sydney’s LGBTQI community.

What music are you into at the moment? I am actually responding to these questions while on holiday in South America and am getting into Latin house. It makes a change from the usual progressive deep, tech house we dance to at the clubs we frequent back home.

Who is your favourite person? Tony Robbins, the entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist and number one life and business strategist. He is down to earth, amazing, genuine and real. We love treating him at Cryo when he comes to Sydney to run his seminars, and he swears by whole body cryotherapy!

What do you get up to on the weekends? Gym, followed by Cryo whole body cryotherapy and going out with friends in Darlo and Oxford Street. After a big night I often have a Cryo session, which instantly fixes any hangover.

What do you do for work? I have built up a successful IT services company that I started when I was 17. We now have offices in Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane and Auckland and look after clients like UBER. Combining my passion for technology with health and fitness, I founded Cryo after personally experiencing the health benefits of cryotherapy and that business is taking more and more of my time as we build out our franchise, which launches in 2017 around the country.

What’s your favourite thing about work? Changing people’s lives for the better through Cryo. Cryotherapy is a proven natural healing treatment to combat inflammation and pain in many medical conditions including inflammatory disorders. I especially love seeing the relief for people we treat with medical conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia and Lyme disease.

Do you have a favourite quote? “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” – Tony Robbins.

Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast? Only do what you 100 per cent have passion for, and make sure you absolutely love every minute of doing it! Time is too short.

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